Point concededSeptember 3 2002 at 9:32 AM
|ShadowHM (Login ShadowHM)|
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Response to Not buying that one, sorry
Teenagers and college students with a case of the three 'i's (invulnerable, infertile, infallible*) will do all manner of stupid things until they notice it isn't true. This includes drinking/smoking and driving.
And, I have to agree on your point about the teeth in the law arriving after the legalization of breathalyzer tests. Many a person who might otherwise attempt the drive home now thinks twice. This does not prevent the 'i'-afflicted from doing it, but it does improve the chances of them getting caught before they kill someone.
However, I do think that public education has had a role in this. I recall the days when a boast that one could drive no matter what was something to be admired. Now, such a boast would cause diminished standing in most groups of people.
I still think that legalizing cannabis should not have to await the equivalent of a breathalyzer test to proceed. Talk about your 'pipe dream' eh?
* I observed two classmates in Grade 9 leaving school due to pregnancy, so I learned early about the infertile part being untrue. Sadly, it took a long time to notice that the other two were untrue as well.
- About the pipe dream - Occhi on Sep 3, 10:02 AM
- *rubs eyes in disbelief* - ShadowHM on Sep 5, 4:27 AM